– Five documentaries to premiere as part of Discovery Channel Korea’s
first year celebrations –
First Time Filmmakers (FTFM) Korea, a project designed to help develop
and support the documentary storytelling skills of Korean filmmakers,
is targeted at providing Korean filmmakers with the opportunity to
showcase their talent and gain recognition on an international level,
through hands-on training and professional development from
award-winning producers from Discovery Channel.
Themed ‘Korea Next’ the initiative seeks to reveal the essence of
Korea at the confluence of an amazing multiplicity, where natural
beauty, tradition, culture, festivals and lifestyle merge seamlessly
with technology. Discovery Channel is inviting local filmmakers to
submit their ideas to tell stories about the next chapter of the
‘Korean dream’ in the 21st century. The resulting documentaries will
premiere on Discovery Channel Korea later this year, and on DNAP’s
networks across Asia Pacific.
Ten short-listed proposals will be chosen by a panel of judges from
Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific and Korea Tourism Organisation, which
is supporting the initiative. Finalists will be required to attend a
three-day production workshop in Seoul from April 27-29, at the end of
which five filmmakers will then be chosen to produce a 30-minute
Uproar Asia has been appointed as the supervising producer for the initiative.
For more information about the initiative, entry requirements, and the
application form, please visit http://www.discoverychannelkorea.com
The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2012.